"real men dont rape" actually, real men do rape. they do. men rape. it isn’t done by ~fake mythical special brand of evil~ men, it’s done by real men, men who may seem nice, men who you think you can trust, men you know, men who you’re close to. real men do rape. that’s the problem
Photographs of American teenagers taken by Joseph Szabo, 1969-1988.
wow so I’m taking a few classes available for upperclassmen as a sophomore this year and for some inexplicable reason, the school I’m at is separated between 9-10 grade and 11-12 grade. so I have to take the shuttle every day for French 3, APUSH, and AP Calc prep. I also have lunch at the upperclassmen building. so I’m always a few minutes late for my current events class. and today I walked in and my teacher said “hey, why are you late?” and I reminded him about my classes at the other campus and when I told him which classes I was taking he launched into this speech about how I am “a dangerous woman: both attractive and smart” and guys should be looking for powerful girls like me to marry and I’m really tired of hearing that shit bc no one needs to be attractive to be important or valued. like plz stop doing that. stop reducing me to that. stop trying to make my qualities and aspirations FOR MYSELF all about what guys want//need. and some dumbass white boi jock piped up and said “she’s not even pretty though” and the teacher said something like “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and I nearly lunged at that kid’s throat LIKE WHY DO YOU NEED TO BELITTLE ME??? why was that even necessary?? I’m taking classes your school doesn’t offer sophomores bc they need to lower the standards so people like you can pass without going to summer school. he wasn’t even cute either like wtf man stop actin so haughty just bc you wrestle for the school team. you’re relying on your fleeting athleticism to get you through school but once you tear your Achilles or ruin your back you’ll be done for life and imma still be successful and smart and gorgeous as hell.
like everyone at my old school was so competitive in school and it was exhausting to be around but also motivating. and here it’s like a sin to try to get good grades or care about your future??? hate it.